Easy To Create
This process gets a little messy, so work outdoors or somewhere you can sweep away the dirt.
Assemble the cake stands. Moisten the wheatgrass, and slice the turf into pieces using a sharp knife. Lift the grass gently from the flat (a spatula helps), and fill each tier, keeping soil and roots intact. Cut daffodil stems about 3 inches long, and gently push them into the moist soil, clustering blooms for maximum effect.
Move the arrangement to its permanent location, and surround the base with small vases and bottles. Fill these containers with the remaining flowers. If you like, add small garden statuary pieces among the vases. Look for these at flea markets and antiques stores.
Daffodils last for several days in the wheatgrass, provided the soil stays damp. Use a kitchen baster to add a small amount of water neatly.
- plant tray
- potting soil
- winter wheat seeds
- clear plastic wrap
- garden shears
- assorted spring garden flowers
- tiered cake stands
- sharp knife
- small vases or bottles
- tiny garden statuary (optional)
- kitchen baster
- Tiered iron stand was found at Stray Cats, Irondale, Alabama, (205) 956-5060
- Chicken garden statuary was purchased at Tricia's Treasures, Homewood, Alabama, (205) 871-9779.
- You may find similar items at antiques stores or flea markets.
This article is from the April 2005 issue of Southern Living.